American pilgrims welcomed in Jeddah

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The US Consul General Ryan M. Gliha. (Photo courtesy: MWL twitter)
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Around 20,000 US citizens and residents participating in this year’s Hajj, (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2019
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American pilgrims welcomed in Jeddah

  • More than 1.8 million pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom since the start of the current Hajj season

JEDDAH: The US Consul General in Jeddah Ryan M. Gliha welcomed more than 400 American Hajj pilgrims on Friday. 
The pilgrims, who make up part of the 20,000 US citizens and residents participating in this year’s Hajj, were met by Gliha at King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Gliha and consulate staff greeted the worshippers and provided information on available services, pamphlets with emergency contact information and tips for staying healthy during their religious duties.
More than 1.8 million pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom since the start of the current Hajj season.


Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019
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Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.